Weather in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne: Dangerous storms hit four Australian states
Heavy rain, dangerous “supercell” storms, destructive winds, flash floods and hail threaten to dampen Easter holiday plans along Australia’s east coast this long weekend.
Severe thunderstorms will hit parts of Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT and Victoria on Good Friday, which is said to be one of the busiest days of the year on roads and airports.
It is the result of a low-pressure system moving eastward, creating a “fickle weather pattern” that stretches from central Queensland down the coast to Victoria.
Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne will all be in the firing line of the wild weather.
Australia’s east coast will be in the line of fire from severe thunderstorms on Good Friday. The worst affected areas are red
“[There is]a chance of very dangerous supercells as people take to the streets for the long weekend,” Weatherzone said.
“An upper trough sweeping across south-east Australia on Friday will cause the atmosphere to become unstable and prepare for severe thunderstorms.”
It added that the wild weather could wreak havoc on flights during one of the busiest travel times of the year.
The most widespread and intense storms are expected to hit Friday afternoon and early evening.
“The areas where supercells are most likely to be seen are from central NSW to south-eastern Qld, covering the densely populated areas between Sydney and Brisbane,” Weatherzone added.
The Bureau of Meteorology warned that heavy rain from the thunderstorms could cause flash flooding in some areas.
“There could also be large hail and wind gusts for NSW and Queensland,” meteorologist Sarah Scully said.
Australia’s east coast will be hit by rain and supercell storms on Friday
“Showers and thunderstorms are forecast across eastern and southern New South Wales on Friday, with the possibility of severe storms along the east coast and adjacent mountain ranges bringing damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain.
“Showers are forecast in the south on Saturday, gathering on the mountain ranges on Sunday before becoming consistently dry on Monday.
“Dangerous surf conditions are forecast to develop on the south and central coasts throughout Sunday, extending to the north coast on Monday.”
The good news for Sydneysiders and Queenslanders is that the wild weather will be short-lived and will clear up over the weekend.
The weather outlook is not so promising for Melbourne, which is set to have its coldest Easter Sunday since 1946, with wet and windy conditions forecast.
On Friday, a combination of showers, possible storms and clouds will bring the chilly change, with daytime temperatures hovering around 20C, with the weekend only getting worse.
South to southwest winds will bring cold air through Melbourne, with daytime temperatures expected to reach around 18C on Saturday only, 15C on Sunday and 16C on Monday.
Across Bass Strait, Hobart is also in for a wet and miserable Easter, with temperatures set to peak at 13C on Sunday.
Heavy rain, supercell storms and destructive winds will hit the beaches before the wild weather clears up
“On Saturday evening, approaching Easter Sunday, we are seeing the coldest temperatures stretching across Tasmania, Victoria and parts of NSW,” Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Miriam Bradbury told Sunrise.
“High temperatures in these areas are generally expected to be less than 15C, so quite a chilly day.
“We’re also going to see some pretty strong winds hanging over those areas.”
South Australia is expected to suffer from wet, cold and windy weather on Friday and Saturday, with sunbursts on Sunday and Monday.
Elsewhere, Perth can look forward to a nice and sunny long weekend, while Darwin can expect storms and temperatures in the 30s.
Meteorologists have warned the wild weather could wreak havoc on travellers. Pictured: Travelers at Melbourne Airport
FOUR DAY FORECAST FOR YOUR CITY THIS WEEK:
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Max25
Friday: Shower or two. Min15 Max25
Saturday: Sunny. Min13 Max26
Sunday: Sunny. Min13 Max27
Thursday: increasing showers. Max25
Friday: Showers abating. Min14 Max21
Saturday: shower or two. Min14 Max20
Sunday: shower or two. Min12 Max18
Thursday: late showers.Max26
Friday: showers. possible storm. Min15 Max19
Saturday: showers. Min14 Max18
Sunday: showers. Min11 Max14
Thursday: Slightly cloudy.Max21
Friday: Increasing showers.Min12 Max21
Saturday: Showers.Min13 Max17
Sunday: showers. Windy. Min7 Max13
Thursday: Slightly cloudy. Max23
Friday: showers. possible storm. Min10 Max19
Saturday: Partly cloudy.Min9 Max19
Sunday: Partly cloudy.Min6 Max15
Wednesday: showers. Maximum 25
Thursday: shower or two.Max24
Friday: showers. possible storm. Min16 Max25
Sunday: Partly cloudy.Min15Max21
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Max29
Friday: showers. possible storm. Min18 Max28
Saturday: Sunny. Min20 Max32
Sunday: Sunny. Min18 Max29
Thursday: Slightly cloudy. Max33
Friday: Shower or two. possible storm. Min26 Max32
Saturday: showers. possible storm. Min25 Max32
Sunday: showers. possible storm. Min25 Max32
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
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